Canadian Musician - January/February 2023 | Page 15

Canadian Heritage Grants $ 132K to SOCAN Foundation
Canadian Heritage has granted the SOCAN Foundation with $ 132,000 via the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund .
This support will allow SOCAN Foundation to offer the second edition of the Creative Entrepreneur Summit on March 21 - 23 , 2023 . The summit is a virtual educational gathering to help music creators and live workers develop their entrepreneurial capacity .
The funding will also support the expansion of the Equity X Production Mentorship program , which is designed to empower female-identifying and gender minority producersin-training .
The announcement was made by the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez , the Minister of Canadian Heritage of Canada , on Oct . 18 , 2022 , in Montréal . Marc Ouellette , the president of SOCAN ’ s Board of Directors , was in attendance on behalf of both SOCAN and the SOCAN Foundation .
Created in 1992 , SOCAN Foundation is devoted to the promotion of music creation and better understanding of the role of creators in our society . The SOCAN Foundation is part of the SOCAN Group and governed by its own board of directors made up of authors , composers , and publishers . For more information , go to www . socanfoundation . ca .
NWC Appoints Matt Bauer as Editor
Jim Norris , President of NWC , has announced the appointment of Matt Bauer as Editor for Canadian Musician , Canadian Music Trade , Professional Sound , Professional Lighting & Production and NWC online channels .
Bauer has extensive experience as a writer and editor for Canadian , US and British media and as a working DJ . He is a graduate of Brock University with a
MATT BAUER degree in Film and Communication Studies . He will lead the NWC editorial team including Assistant Editor Manus Hopkins , regular columnists , industry contributors and freelance journalists .
Bauer can be reached at mbauer @ nwcworld . com or 905-374-8878 , Ext 227 .